Having a bad hair day? Make a cute and practical DIY Wire Headband and spice up your summer look with this easy and quick tutorial!
How To Make A Wire Headband
I’m a sucker for cute, girly accessories and this pretty DIY wire headband is so, so adorable! It seems that vintage is never out of fashion and this wire headband is a great way to breathe a little vintage into your modern look without overwhelming it.
Perfect 30 minutes project for beginners too! And it’s also super versatile, you can play around with your little wire headband and use it many ways for your hair, like a headband or to pull your hair in a bun. You could also add flowers or buttons to make this headband truly yours! You could twist it into adorable bunny ears, use as a simple bow or wrap it around your messy bun as I just mentioned. The sky is the limit!
This cute DIY wire headband is a great project for some of those scraps you keep piling up in your stash and a cute gift idea for friends and relatives! I made two wire headbands, one to use as a headband and one as a bun wrap for when I wear my hair in a bun (which is pretty much all the time lol). Here’s how to sew a headband in just a few easy and quick steps!
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DIY Wire Headband
- strip of fabric of about 4″ x 32″ (similar owl fabric I used for the bun wrap here)
- gauge wire
- round nose pliers
- cutting pliers
- sewing ruler
- matching thread
- sewing machine
- optional – zipper foot
- optional – pattern
- Download the pattern (or make your own) and cut your fabric on the fold.
- Cut the wire double the length of the fabric strip plus 1″.
- Fold the fabric in half, lengthwise, with the wrong side out and sew around the raw edge with 1/4″ allowance, leaving about 2″ open (so you can insert the wire later on).
- Make some notches on the round corners and do a straight cut on the tip as shown in the photos below. Just make sure you don’t cut through the seam.
- Then iron the seam on one side.
- Turn the fabric right side out and gently push the corners then iron.
- Take the end of the wire coil and pull it with both hands to straighten it. Place it on the fabric and use pliers to bend the wire according to the shape of the fabric. Make sure to start from the open long side and finish there.
- When you reach the starting point twist edges together to close the shape. Wrap the edges inwards to create a loop and wrap a little piece of fabric around the loop. Secure with a few stitches.
- Push the wire in the fabric and into the folds until you have a good fitting then take it to the sewing machine (you may need to use a zipper foot here). You may find it useful to use pins and keep the wire in place.
- Push the wire towards the seam with your fingers and sew a top stitch. Begin stitching about 1/” away from the chunky part of the wire overlap twist and finish 1/2″ before. Be very careful to keep the needle away from the wire, especially in the corners.
- Hand sew the open part too.
- You’re done! And check out how cute you look!
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